Annual Education Report

  • April 19, 2016  

     

    Dear Parents and Community Members:

     

    We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for United Oaks Elementary School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Mr. Mark Brown, principal, for assistance.

     

    The AER is available for you to review electronically here, or you may review a copy in the main office at United Oaks Elementary School.

     

    When referencing this single year of M-Step data, United Oaks is faced with achievement gaps.  Focused Instruction Time, reading and math intervention, our 1 to 1 technology initiative, extended day and year programs are all ways in which we are working to close those achievement gaps.   

     

    State law requires that we also report additional information.  

     

    PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL

     

            Students who live in the United Oaks attendance area are assigned to    

     

            United Oaks School.  Students within the Hazel Park School District but

     

            not within the United Oaks attendance area may apply for Open

     

            Enrollment.  Students who reside within Oakland County may apply for

     

            105 Schools of Choice Status.  Students who reside in counties

     

            contiguous to Oakland County (primarily Wayne and Macomb) may

     

            apply for 105C Schools of Choice Status.

     

     

     

    THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

     

            We are engaged in the 3-5 year improvement process aligned with the   

     

            District School Improvement Plan as well as our improvement goals.         

     

            Our School Improvement Plan is reviewed by staff and revised

     

            annually.

     

    A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OUR SCHOOL

     

            United Oaks Elementary School is a K - 5 building with 380 students.

     

            We have 2 sections of each grade, with 3 sections of second grade.  We     

     

            offer physical education, art, vocal music and media technology.  We

     

            offer interventions for academically at risk students as well as special

     

            education services for qualifying students.  We offer an extended day

     

            program in addition to our extended year program.  A number of  

     

            parental involvement activities also take place throughout the year.

     

    CORE CURRICULUM

     

           The Michigan Department of Education provides an academic core

     

           curriculum that specifies the standards, benchmarks and content

     

           expectations at each grade level and content area K-12.  United Oaks

     

           School works to provide students with a comprehensive curriculum

     

           curriculum that meets their diverse needs and prepares them for a productive future.

     

           The State of Michigan has adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as our

     

           curricular standards and benchmarks.  Information on the core

     

           curriculum is available at www.mi.gov/mde.     

     

    LOCAL ASSESSMENT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS

     

           Fountas and Pinnell year end scores - 2015

     

           Kindergarten    89% at level

     

           Grade 1           47% at level

     

           Grade 2           46% at level

     

           Grade 3           57% at level

     

           Grade 4           55% at level

     

           Grade 5           50% at level

     

    STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES       

     

           64% of our students were represented at parent-teacher conferences

     

           during the 2013-2014 school year, while 72% (271 parents) were

     

           represented at parent-teacher conferences during the 2014-2015 school

     

           year.

     

    The teachers and staff of United Oaks Elementary School work collaboratively with our diverse student population to provide effective teaching and services.  Careful consideration is given to new initiatives as well as those we currently use.  Our goal is to improve teaching and learning for all students, whether a new initiative is implemented or not.  We recognize that our best resources are our teachers for the students we are entrusted with.  We continually work to improve the Student – Teacher – Parent connection.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mark A. Brown

     

    Principal

     

    United Oaks Elementary School